ANNEX 1 - Attendance at International Standards Meetings
Prior to attending international standards meetings, the Singapore delegates should discuss with the national committee (i.e. mirror TC or WG under ITSC) on Singapore’s position. If there is more than one delegate attending the meetings, the appointed Head of Delegation will be the spokesperson during the meeting.
The Head of Delegation shall present the national position at these meetings and not present their individual views or the view of their organisations. On matters which have not been previously deliberated, the Head of Delegation should try to delay a formal decision to be taken at the meeting so that the national committee can be consulted on their views. If however, a decision is required, the Head of Delegation may request for an adjournment to consult with other members of the delegation on Singapore’s position.
The table below shows the criteria to participate in the international standards meeting as a Singapore delegate. The Head of Delegation is normally the Chair of the TC or his delegated TC member. He or she shall be a Singapore resident or citizen.
Working in Singapore
For Singaporean or Permanent Resident Can participate as a member or head of Singapore delegation
For Non-Singaporean or non-Permanent Resident Can only participate as a member of the Singapore delegation
If working for Singaporean owned company Can only participate as a member of the Singapore delegation
For Non-Singaporean or non-Permanent Resident Can only participate as an observer in the Singapore delegation
Within one month of its return, the delegation shall submit a brief report of the international meeting and relevant documents to its parent TC, ITSC and Enterprise Singapore for further action. If required, a presentation shall also be made to its parent TC and/or ITSC.